The questions people should really be asking are why Syria joined the Paris agreement and why it chose to do so now, two years after the agreement was first adopted.
Everyone is so distracted by the drama on the President Trump’s Twitter feed that they’re not paying attention to his crackdown on runaway regulation. Good.
The White Helmets, also called the Syrian Civil Defense, sends emergency first-responders into dangerous territory to save innocents trapped between belligerents in Syria’s civil war.
Since the Iran deal, Tehran has not slipped into a passive role—instead, it’s pursued a blatantly aggressive approach to Middle Eastern and world affairs.
On this 9/11 anniversary, we’re starting to realize that nobody has a coherent strategic answer to the threat of Islamic terrorism. We’re not even trying.
Although some celebrate ISIS’ territorial losses in Iraq and Syria as proof it is on the run, the attacks in Spain demonstrate the group’s adaptability and prove it is far from defeated.
The idea that Russia orchestrated the Trump administration’s decision to end the CIA’s funding of jihadists is totally corrupt and offensive.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for the Syrian ceasefire to culminate in some sort of peaceful resolution, or even last long. We’ve been down this road before, folks.
The Trump administration appears to be throwing down the gauntlet not just to Syria, but also to its allies Russia and Iran.
While everyone has focused on Russia’s meddling into last year’s presidential election, other blatant acts of Russian aggression have gone unnoticed.
Many argue that ISIS is close to death. But whatever happens in Raqqa, ISIS’s cause will live on.
Islam will not allow minorities to have their own land and to rule themselves. That’s why even if partitioning Syria happens, it likely won’t go well.
Can one support freedom and security for both majorities and minorities? This is the biggest question looming over U.S. policy in the Middle East, particularly for our involvement in Syria.
The Manchester bombing is a stunning reminder that, despite ISIS losing territory in the Middle East, its appeal isn’t totally lost on young Muslims living in the West.
If Trump’s shock presidential win taught us anything, it should be that the United States cannot be so stretched protecting others that it hurts its own citizens.
Our political culture has degraded to the point where it encourages the worst presidential temptations—and we’ve made waging war nearly as easy as firing off a tweet.
The Trump administration, like the Obama administration before it, is militarily invested in Iraq and Syria. Yet it has no strategic vision for Syria after the fight against ISIS is over.
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